Archive for January 19th, 2013

Man mugged at gun point

| 19/01/2013 | 31 Comments

crime_scene.jpg(CNS): A man was mugged in the early hours of Saturday morning outside his apartment complex on Old Crewe Road, George Town. Police said that at around 05:13 am the man was approached by two masked men one of which had what appeared to be a silver coloured pistol. The two men then ordered the victim into his own apartment, and told him to give them what he had. The victim who was afraid handed over CI$54and an old Nokia phone. The robbers then reportedly fled from the scene but it is not clear how they made their escape. One of the suspects is described as 6’2” tall, skinny, with a fair complexion and spoke with a deep Caymanian accent.  The second suspect was said to be about 5’ 9” tall, skinny, but the witness was unable to give more details.

No one was physically injured, and no shots were fired during the crime. Officers from the RCIPS attended the scene, and the matter is now under investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this robbery should call the investigator DC Bowen at 949-4222, or persons wishing to provide information but would like to remain anonymous are asked to call CRIME STOPPERS at 800-8477 (TIPS).

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West Bay house destroyed in early morning blaze

| 19/01/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A four bedroom concrete house in West Bay was destroyed in a fire during the early hours of Saturday morning. The RCIPS said that at around five o’clock on 19 January a woman who was alone in her home was awakened by a loud boom sound. According to the police report the women said on awakening she saw smoke in her bedroom and immediately evacuated through the window. The house which is on Fountain Road is a four bedroom concrete was completely destroyed inside by the blaze. The woman was uninjured and after police and fire officers attended the scene and put out the fire, the matter is now under investigation. Police have not stated if they believe the fire could have been arson.

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Cubans reach Cayman after 20 days at sea

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cuban (275x300).jpg(CNS): A group of sixteen Cuban migrants were discovered docked in Safehaven in the early hours of Saturday morning, the RCIPS said. A police spokesperson said that officers on patrol cameacross the Cubans on their boat at about 01:10 am. There were 12 men and four women aboard the 30’ wooden hull vessel (left). Police believe the refugees were at sea for about twenty days but all appeared to be in good health. Officers from the immigration department transported them to their detention centre, where they will now be processed ahead of the repatriation process.

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